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Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel praised freshman RB Samaje Perine, but said he had a much different game than former-Sooner RB Adrian Peterson.

Perine, we're sure you're aware, rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries against Kansas on Saturday, breaking Melvin Gordon III's week-old FBS record. "He’s the most selfless guy in our program," Heupel said. "He didn’t care if he broke the record or not." The 5-foot-11, 243-pounder also tied Adrian Peterson’s OU freshman record with 15 touchdowns during the contest. Heupel said Peterson is more of a sprinter, while Perine is "built like a brick wall," adding: "As far as a freshman being just physically so much further along in your development, he’s in that type of category."
Nov 26 - 6:46 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks writes that Oklahoma freshman RB Samaje Perine "displayed impressive quickness, vision and agility maneuvering through traffic while also flashing the strength and power to run through contact at the end of runs" on Saturday against Kansas.

Perine rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries against Kansas, snapping Melvin Gordon III's week-old FBS record and earning the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Offensive Player of the Week award. "If Perine can continue to provide steady production as the Sooners' workhorse runner, Bob Stoops could be inclined to turn back the clock and rely on the run-centric game plan to help the Sooners get back on track in 2015," Brooks wrote.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 24 - 8:51 PM

Oklahoma freshman RB Samaje Perine was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Wonder how long that voting took. Perine rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries against Kansas, snapping Melvin Gordon III's FBS record, set one week before. Unbelievably, Perine came off the bench to begin his record-setting day. The Jayhawks wish he hadn't.
Nov 24 - 12:57 AM

Oklahoma freshman RB Samaje Perine rushed for 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries, breaking Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon III's FBS record which was set last week.

Perine did not even start this game. Keith Ford did. In fact the game is still going on but Perine has been pulled. Gordon rushed for 408 yards last week, which broke a record set by LaDainian Tomlinson that had stood for over 10 years. Perine rushed for 213 yards last week, so he is having a pretty good month. Oklahoma has only attempted three passes thus far, and Perine caught one of them.
Nov 22 - 4:28 PM

Oklahoma TE Blake Bell is not playing against Kansas due to a strained knee.

Bob Stoops sitting Bell seems to be precautionary so he can be healthy against Oklahoma State in two weekends. Bell suffered the injury against Texas Tech.
Nov 22 - 2:01 PM

An NFL personnel executive told NFL.com that Oklahoma senior RT Daryl Williams would "not test very well."

The executive still likes Williams as a player, though, calling him "solid" despite the 6-foot-5, 321-pounder's lack of off-the-charts measurables. "He's a road grader...[he's not going to] look pretty in a workout format." Williams occasionally has issues blocking faster defenders, but he's a smart player who supplies excellent power through his size. His lack of athleticism could potentially hurt his draft status, though.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 19 - 7:57 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops that redshirt sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight would not play in Saturday's game against Kansas.

This will mark two straight games that Knight has missed. The quarterback is reportedly dealing with transient quadriplegia as the result of a hit by Baylor edge rusher Shawn Oakman. The disorder is characterized by temporary paralysis, numbness, tingling and a loss of sensation on both sides of the body. It is not believed to be a long-term ailment. Freshman quarterback Cody Thomas, who rushed for over 100 yards against Texas Tech, will again start in Knight's place.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 17 - 6:10 PM

Oklahoma freshman Cody Thomas completed 10-of-20 passes for 133 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Saturday's comeback win over Texas Tech.

Thomas wasn't particularly effective through the air, but he used his legs to gain yards and keep drives alive. He rushed 8 times for 102 yards and also scored a touchdown on the ground. All three of his interceptions came before halftime, so it's possible that he was dealing with nerves in his first start for the Sooners. The freshman was a four-star recruit and also roams the outfield for the Oklahoma baseball team.
Nov 16 - 11:25 PM

Jason Kersey of The Oklahoman speculated that Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops might not be keen on possibly taking the soon-to-be-vacant coaching job at Florida because he doesn't want to face off against brother Mark.

We're way out in Speculation Land with this, but when Oklahoma played Florida State in 2010 (when brother Mark Stoops was a defensive coordinator for the Seminoles), Oklahoma Bob said, "I’ve never been so conflicted and miserable about winning a game." He went on to say that brother coaching against brother is "not natural." While this bit of family sentimentalism is adorable, back in October it was reported that Florida wanted to make a run at Bobby. That's not going to change. Stoops has had a rough go of it with the Sooners over the last month and regardless of what he says, he'll probably hear Florida out, if only to see how big of a dump truck filled with money Stoops might be able to work from the Gators.
Nov 16 - 10:07 PM

Oklahoma freshman RB Samaje Perine rushed for 213 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's 42-30 win over Texas Tech.

Perine had been called a "physical freak" by his offensive coordinator, Josh Heupel. That description was completely accurate against the Red Raiders. Perine's a 5-foot-11, 243-pound bowling ball of a human being. Despite his bulk, he showed nice burst on a 64-yard touchdown rumble in the second quarter, breaking past several tackles and showing enough high-end speed to evade the secondary on his way down the left sideline. Perine's drawn comparisons to Marshawn Lynch in terms of brutal running style. The 213-yard effort put him over 1,000 yards for the season.
Nov 16 - 7:30 PM

The Oklahoman is reporting that redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight has been diagnosed with transient quadriplegia.

Get out your medical dictionaries, kids. "Transient quadriplegia" is characterized by burning pain sensations, numbness, tingling or a loss of sensation on both sides of their body. It can also be accompanied by temporary paralysis, something which Knight suffered from on the field after he was taken down in the fourth quarter, sources told Rivals.com. This all sounds awful and dire and the name is scary, but symptoms tend to fade anywhere from 15 minutes to 36 hours after the condition occurs. Think of it as an all-body stinger. Redshirt freshman Cody Thomas will start for Knight on Saturday.
Nov 14 - 4:12 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight will miss the game against Texas Tech with an injury.

Knight reportedly received "favorable" MRI results on his head earlier in the week, but missed practice on Monday. Redshirt freshman Cody Thomas, not Blake Bell, will start against the Red Raiders. "This isn't expected to be a long-term thing. OU hopeful they'll have Knight back for next weekend," beat writer Jake Trotter tweeted.
Nov 13 - 12:05 PM

Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops said that redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight did not suffer a concussion on the sack that knocked him out of Saturday's Baylor game.

Knight sustained the injury in the fourth quarter. He walked out of the stadium under his own power and MRI and X-Ray results on Monday came back negative. "He's pretty sore right now," said Stoops on Monday. More should be known about Knight's status on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 11 - 8:28 PM

Oklahoma senior LB Geneo Grissom has accepted a Senior Bowl invitation.

This season, Grissom has returned a pass for a touchdown and forced two fumbles. He has 2.5 sacks on the year. Grissom's career has been marked by position changes. He started out as a DE, switched to TE, then back to DE, and now to LB. The 6-foot-4, 247-pounder has adjusted nicely to all of the changes and is putting in a solid enough season to earn the Senior Bowl invite.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 10 - 9:00 PM

Oklahoma redshirt sophomore QB Trevor Knight did not practice on Monday.

Head coach Bob Stoops said that there was no update to give on the status of Knight's neck injury or the possibility of the sophomore playing this weekend. Earlier in the day, Knight underwent an MRI that reportedly came back favorably, but beyond that, not much is known about the severity of the neck injury he sustained in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss to Baylor.
Nov 10 - 5:03 PM


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